Educate a child

Educate a child

  • Overview

    Project objectives

    The UNHCR and Enel have joined forces to provide primary education to Syrian children.

    The ENEL Group, through its non-profit organisation Enel Cuore, has decided to support the UNCHR’s “Educate a Child” project, which guarantees access to primary education for refugee and displaced children in the country between 2015 and 2018.

    The project seeks to fill the existing gaps in educational services, expanding capacity in the midst of this dramatic emergency, providing the necessary school materials, hiring teaching staff, improving quality standards and involving local communities.

    The programme is divided into five main areas of action:
    •Direct economic support for the neediest families to cover their children’s annual school costs;
    •Counselling and educational guidance services;
    •Courses to recover lost school years;
    •Teacher training;
    •Restoration of school buildings.

    Ensuring the right to education means not only guaranteeing a future for Syrian children, but also supporting
    families in guiding the education of their children. This is a message that Enel has selected on the basis of its principles of supporting communities, in particular their most vulnerable members like children, to whom the company seeks to provide an immediate response.

    The theme of education is in line with one of Enel’s key projects in Italy. Through Enel Cuore’s “Fare Scuola” project, which was recently launched by Enel Chairman Patrizia Grieco.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions; 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

    Regions / countries / territories

    Middle East: Syrian Arab Republic

    Issue areas

    Child Labour; Children's Rights; Education; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Persons with Disabilities; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 5; Women's Empowerment; Youth


    Existing partners


    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.
    • This initiative respects all dimensions of sustainable development.
    • This initiative is not submitted with commercial intent.